Nine students from St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School have become the first to gain their Remote Pilot’ Licence (RePL) from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
The students have achieved this through the school’s innovative new Drone Academy, which provides students the opportunity to explore the science behind drone technology.
Upper primary and secondary students at St Margaret’s are given this unique opportunity to become immersed in the engineering behind flying drones as well as highlighting future career pathways through showcasing the wide range of drone uses. Different programs are offered at different developmental stages, ranging from practical flying skills and text-based coding for Year 6, coding and design through to Year 9 and the chance to complete the Drone license course.
The students learn how to read maps and weather charts and how to react when the unexpected happens, as well as develop independence and many other important skills.